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Thursday 13th June

St Francis & Kouga

Irma Booysen Nature Controlled Burn  –  Press Release – A controlled burn is planned for a section of the Irma Booysen Nature Reserve
during the week of 17 to 20 June 2019

Municipality to report back on service delivery   –  Kouga communities will have the opportunity to discuss service successes, challenges and plans for their ward with the municipal leadership at a series of public meetings.

Richard Cowling – An ‘Oscar In Science’

Marge Middleton submitted this truly important and interesting article on Professor Richard Cowling's recent inauguration into the...

Boost for KwaNomzamo soup kitchen

Kouga Municipality has boosted the efforts of a KwaNomzamo soup kitchen to help alleviate the plight of the poor.The Siyabonelela Soup...

Municipality starts trucking in water to St Francis

We do hope by the time you read this that the water supply has been restored. If not, hang in there and keep saving water for it won't...

Woltemade Street closes for “plastic” upgrade

Woltemade Street in Jeffreys Bay will be closed from Friday (19 July)A section of Woltemade Street in Jeffreys Bay will be closed from...

Boat restrictions on Kromme

Both the St Francis Bay Riparian Home Owners Association (SFBRHOA) and the Kromme Joint River Committee (KJRC) are acting as agents for...

Two Agents Win All Expenses Trip to Turkey

Well it seems the property market in St Francis and Cape St Francis is certainly alive and well if the achievements of two Pam Golding...


Suspension bridge collapsesKouga Municipality would like to call on residents of St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis to use water very...

Speeding Anarchy in Cape St Francis

One of the Cape St Francis WhatsApp groups lit up the other day on the subject of speeding and an appeal has gone out for residents, and...

St Francis Brewery Going that Extra Mile to Reduce Plastic Waste

St Francis Brewing Company have been part of Ocean Pledge for some time now and are taking their pledge one step further in their effort...

Chicken chain starts recruiting locally

One of South Africa's biggest fast-food chains has started a recruitment drive in Kouga ahead of the opening of their first store at...
Cape St Francis, South Africa WEATHER

Corona JBay Open & WinterFest

PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast

Barking police dog Max stops five thieves in their tracks  – Five people, including two minors, were arrested after a Port Elizabeth police dog stopped them in their tracks 

Demetri Catrakilis returns to PE and Southern Kings  –  The Greek God”, Demetri Catrakilis, is making a return to the Isuzu Southern Kings where he will be one of the standout signings for the side ahead of the new Guinness Pro14 season

National & African News

NPA head to review prosecution of SARS ‘Sunday Evenings’ trio  –  According to Bernard Hotz, the attorney for all three accused, the postponement was to allow the newly appointed National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), advocate Shamila Batohi, to review the decision taken to prosecute

Investigation into Gupta Waterkloof landing was thorough and complete – Madonsela   –  Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has revealed that the groundwork for her investigation into the Gupta Waterkloof landing had been completed with the report still to be written up.

7 school stabbings that shocked SA since the beginning of the school year  –  The stabbing to death of a 16-year-old Grade 8 pupil at a Johannesburg school has again highlighted the prevalence of violence in South African schools. 


Pushing and shoving as EFF and ANC clash during MPs’ induction session  –  It may be a new term, but it seems the 6th parliament is destined to be as rowdy as its predecessor.


Former NPA boss Nxasana blocked from implicating Jiba further — for now  – Former prosecutions boss Mxolisi Nxasana has been temporarily blocked from introducing new incriminating material involving former acting national director of public prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba.


Leave our Ace alone – Free State ANC –  Free State ANC members rally behind secretary-general Magashule amid the launch of a task team to probe his involvement in forming rival party ATM.

Business, Money & Economy

Tribunal gives forex-rigging case the green light   –  But CompCom must resubmit its affidavit against the 23 banks after tribunal finds it ‘incoherent’.

Ferial Haffajee: What if FlySafair were to run SAA?  –  I just love FlySafair. The budget airline is efficient and fast. It’s cheap and innovative.

International News

Hong Kong extradition protests leaves city in shock   –  Authorities have shut some government offices in Hong Kong’s financial district after the worst violence the city has seen in decades.


Cricket World Cup

TODAY –  India vs New Zealand –  Supersport Ch 202

Why the Proteas’ batting is crippled  –  Batting coach Dale Benkenstein blames history and conditions, but inconsistent selection policy certainly hasn’t helped.


119th U.S. Open Championship –  Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Calif., June 10-16, 2019

Just 100 days to the Rugby World Cup: The state of the Springboks  –  With just over three months to go to kickoff, how are the Springboks looking?


India unveils spacecraft for second Moon mission  –  India’s space agency has unveiled its spacecraft that it plans to launch next month and hopes to land on the Moon in early September.

Ivory Trade

A solution to the ivory trade conundrum: Buy it and burn it  –  Some southern African states want to reopen trade in ivory, generally extracted from dead elephants.

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